Hatfield Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

Our last wedding of 2017 did not disappoint. Lairame & Elijah's special day was so easy going-full of happy tears, tons of giddiness, snuggles, and celebration. (Oh, and obviously Lairame was the most gorgeous bride on this planet)

We met Lairame & Elijah last year on a hot summer day for their engagement session and immediately fell in love with them. The love they have for each other is the purest we have seen yet. They radiate happiness and complete each other so perfectly. Lairame & Elijah both share a passion for elementary teaching which, with their soft spoken souls and kind hearts, makes them the perfect duo for inspiring the minds of little ones. This is the kind of love people dream about yall! These two are a match made in heaven. 

On a cool and windy day (very windy!) in November, these two would finally become Mr & Mrs. Held at Meadhaven in Maryville TN, the day they had been waiting for came to life! Lairame was the most laid back bride, with the vision of her day being put together by her amazing family members. She chose a fitted, lace gown with a bit of a blush underlay- it was incredible with her long hair and effortless beauty. We loved the simple & classic elements mixed with a bit of non-traditional ones. Lairame chose to do a first look with her father AND her soon to be husband. We loved witnessing the excitement each showed when seeing the beautiful bride. Despite having seen her prior to the ceremony, when she walked down the aisle, there was not a dry eye in the house! The true emotion took our breaths away. It is not everyday that you get to witness the coming together of two wonderful souls. We are grateful to have been apart of this one! 

VENDORS: Venue | Meadhaven // Hair | Nikki Cummings hair // Makeup | Lairame Hatfield // Dress // Maggie Sorento Designs 

Scroggins Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

When Alley & Wes came to us to dicuss shooting their wedding day, we knew it would be a perfect match! Well, in November, we finally got to do the dang thang! 

These two are the most simplistic and easy going souls we have ever encountered. They are obsessed with being in love and nothing else really matters. They wanted their big day to stay true to their style and their personalities. This made for the most special day ever, held at the cutest lake-side venue, Long Island Marina. The beautiful greenery, blush/neutral tones, and pops of maroon made for the perfect fall wedding color palette. Alley's bridal style blew us away, as it did her father-who could not hold back the tears during their first-look. She chose a stunning blush skirt and paired it with a lace cropped top. And THAT hair (!!!!!!!) YALL, we were swooning all day but we weren't surprised since Alley does hair herself at Salon Azure (check her out, she is uber talented!).

After these two said "I do" on the edge of the lake, we all hitched a ride to the repetition as the sun set around us. We were able to hike up the hill above the lake during twilight to take in the gorgeous view. These were some of the best moments of the night. Upon our return, they danced to their favorite song (and yes, it was Harry Potter) and then the celebration began! Friends and family were thrilled to be finally celebrating Alley & Wes' union. Even their fur-baby, Reece, could not help but dance the night away. 

Talented Vendors- COORDINATOR - Marla Holloway // HAIR | Salon Azure //  MAKEUP | Fringe Salon // FLORIST | Lisa Foster Designs // DRESS | White Lace & Promises // DJ - Sequoyah Entertainment // RENTALS | Rock n L Rentals // CATERING - Hattie B's Hot Chicken // CAKE | Mennonite Touch of Home Bakery

Cantwell Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"Who would've thought a decade ago when we were just teenagers getting A&W root bee floats we would be standing where we are today?" The sweetest love story is on the blog today. 

Josh and Chelsey are the meaning of true love. These two high school sweethearts have been through it all together-high school, growing up, starting adult careers, buying a new home, and now marriage! Through it all, they have never given up on each other, not once. 

On a warm November day, at Coopers Cove at Heritage Park, they finally celebrated their love by becoming Mr & Mrs. It was a day full of emotional first looks; Chelsey chose to do 3-one with her father, with her bridesmaids and finally with her fiancé. After the emotions, everyone was ALL smiles and the day fell perfectly into place. With the perfect fall backdrop of the mountains, the gorgeous maroon and neutral color palette, their wedding day became one we will never forget! 

VENDORS- Coordinator // Micah Malone | Hair/Makeup // Roses & Lace | DJ // Philip Mobile DJ | Dress // The Gilded Gown 

Baker Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"Patience is the key, because when the right times comes, it will be very beautiful and totally worth the wait." After being together for 9 years, yes NINE years, and being engaged for 2 years-they finally did the damn thing! To say this wedding was beautiful is an understatement.

Madeline & Robert's wedding day was incredibly simplistic, full of tender love, the sweetest DIY elements, and traditions. Exactly how they desired it being the simple couple they are. The soft blushing tones paired with the deep maroons and navy blues in the decor made this fall wedding come to life.  Held in a quaint and quiet family owned property in the Smokey Mountains, these two become Mr & Mrs surrounded by their closest friends and family. Madeline's bridesmaids, who are hair/makeup artists all over the country, made Madeline feel beautiful on her big day while Robert anxiously awaiting to see her. They chose to see each other only when Madeline walked down the aisle while accompanied by her grand-father AND her father. The authentic emotions of this wedding was truly special.

Now that they are finally Mr & Mrs, the real fun starts and the best adventures begin! They have recently bought their first home together and got a new puppy, Elsie, so life is GOOD! We know these two will have many many years of love and happiness! 

Ashin Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"Collin was the one to, quite literally, pick me up off the ground and make me whole again. We went through it all, and almost gave up, but never left each other’s side. I believe in fate, and I believe in true love. I met Collin that morning for a reason, and now he IS my reason. He is my person."

After being in a serious accident in 2014, Brittany felt quite literally broken and was afraid she would never love again. She met Collin at a local car show; which happened to be the morning of the terrible accident. They parted ways but little did they know only a couple months later they would be reunited. In the accident Brittany lost her boyfriend of 8 years and was left completely broken, emotionally and physically. She had a year long recovery and Collin was there every step of the way. Later, he proposed  as the sun was setting on a Caribbean cruise and Brittany, of course, screamed YES. 

These two are the epitome of soul mates. They both share the love of life, laughter, tattoos, cars, and Harry Potter (you'll see elements of these things throughout these images). They knew they were meant to be and in October they became Mr & Mrs at Dara's Garden in Knoxville TN in a quarry surrounded by the fall forests. Brittany, having such an eclectic soul, made sure her decor was full of simplistically yet reflected their quirky relationship. She kept it "soft" with white, gold, and blush pink with burgundy accents. From the emotional first looks with bridesmaids AND Collin, the exchanging of heartfelt letters, the celebratory champagne pops,  to the equally emotional ceremony-every moment was special and meaningful. Brittany & Collin's wedding day was full of happy tears, LOTS of champagne pops, laughter, dancing, and pure LOVE. 

VENDORS- Coordinator / Heels & Veils | Hair // Taylor Raby with Studio Chrome | Makeup // Brittany Ashin | Dress // White Lace & Promises | DJ // Ryan Ladd | Cake // JC Cakes | Video // Something Goode

Townsend Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

We are finally sharing Taylor and Garretts stunning Fall wedding, held at the Mabrey-Hazen house in downtown Knoxville. Their romantic front-porch ceremony is one for the books! 

These two started dating over five years ago, have shared many ups and downs, they even went to high school prom together! Two years ago, they became fiancés. They spent a long time planning their perfect wedding and it truly showed.

The simplistic and antique aesthetic of their wedding was beautiful designed and crafted! From the delicate beading on Taylor's A-line gown, the vintage mis-matched China on every table, the adorable look on each of their faces during their first look, to the precious greenery that framed these two on the front porch of this historic home while they became Mr & Mrs. There was nothing that should have been different! We loved witnessing this union and we know that these two have many many many more happy years together! 

COORDINATOR | Katie Jellicourse // HAIR & MUA | Melissa Alley // Florist | Lisa Foster

Denny Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"We love because it's the only true adventure." 

We met these two in October 2015 when I scheduled a couples session with us. Tyler and Eric used to be high school buddy, small world, but we all met officially at that session. We all immediately clicked! Little did we know that a few weeks later they would be calling us to set up engagement pictures. We felt honored to shoot their engagement session AND over the moon excited that they wanted us to shoot their wedding. Courtney and Eric spent 2016 and that the majority of 2017 planning their perfect wedding. During that time, they also accomplished other major life goals together. They finished school, started new jobs, bought a new house, and (of course) went on many other adventures together! 

On October 20, on a perfect fall afternoon, these two were finally wed under a beautiful grist mill at the Museum of Appalachia. We loved the simplistic yet thought-out details of their wedding day. The greenery, with pops of white, complemented perfectly with aged wood and brick at the venue + the other muted tones made those important details pop. Right after the emotional first look (Courtney was stunning!!) with her bridesmaids, her bridesmaids gifted Courtney with an album full of memories and handwritten letters (AKA we all cried). Right before Courtney saw Eric, she gifted him a very special ring with the coordinates of the museum engraved on it- a place he will, of course, never forget. 

VENDORS- Coordinator // Margaret Claires | Hair // Bo Whitaker | Makeup // Katie Hill Beauty | Florist // Flowers by Debby | DJ // Special Notes Entertainment | Catering // Buddy's BBQ |  Rentals // Anderson RentalsSingle Barrel Events & White Table

Comford by Kendall Whiteley

Kaci & Taylor's wedding day did not go exactly as planned. It poured rain ALL day and the storm even caused the power to go out. Despite all of the craziness, these two did not let that affect them and it made their day better because of it. Kaci was constant smiles and Taylor was overwhelmed with emotions. Remember-At the end of the day, a wedding comes together because two people fell in love. THAT is what is being celebrated and THAT is what we love documenting. 

Kaci & Taylor met while they were both in school, Kaci getting her pharmacy degree and Taylor finishing up his physical therapy degree (did we mention they are pretty AND uber smart?!?). Their relationship started as a long-distance relationship which quickly became the most important thing to them both. Taylor made the move while Kaci was in Knoxville last October, asking her to be his forever, and she said yes! Soon after, they were living together planning the wedding of their dreams. One year later, that dream wedding came to life and these two finally became Mr. and Mrs.

Despite the weather, we absolutely adored every aspect of this wedding. Kaci had put so much thought into every detail and we were swooning the whole day! 

VENUE | Riverview Family Farm // HAIR | Alex York & Marisa Lane // MUA | Chesni LaRue // Florist | Melissa Tim Designs // Dress | Monica's Bridal // DJ | Sam Lennox // Videographer | Behind The Pines

Larue Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

When your industry friend, who is an amazing makeup artist, chooses you for her wedding photography you squeal a little inside! The LaRue wedding was to die for! 

Last October, we scheduled couples portraits with these two and a week later they were engaged! The planning began immediately and our excitement was immense! One year later, we were documenting their big day! Held at Ramble Creek, on October 12, Chesni and Alex celebrated with their closest friends and family while becoming one. With a little touch of bohemian and a pinch of rustic, their simplistic and natural aesthetic came to life. It was the perfect fall evening, with a gorgeous sunset and the most beautiful fall foliage!

We loved the non-traditional aspects that Chesni and Alex added to their wedding day. An emotional first look her Chesni & her bridesmaids prepped her for an emotional first look with her father. Alex knew he did not want to see Chesni until she walked down the aisle but these two could not resist snuggling and hugging before the ceremony. Instead of  a first look, we held a "no-look" and the best option was to blind-fold Alex. After the snuggles, these two exchanged handwritten letters. It was THE sweetest exchange to witness! This absolutely did not take away from the happy tears when Chesni walked down the aisle. Just look at that true love yall! 

Chesni Alex make the most beautiful couple and we know that they have many many more years of happiness together! 

MUA | Chesni Larue // HAIR | Alex York // Florist | Florist Debbie // Dress | Monicas Bridal // Tuxedos | Regal Tuxedos // DJ | Sydni Stinnett // Video | Christy Graves

H&J by Kendall Whiteley

"The best relationships usually begin unexpectedly." Neither Hannah nor Josh could have ever expected to find their soul mates when their parents set them when they were just FOURTEEN. They always say mother knows best! 

We have seen so many wonderful couples over the years but none have seemed SO incredibly connected like Hannah & Josh. They are truly soul mates and they literally compliment each other perfectly. When we met these two for coffee a few months back, there was an immediate friendship between us all! Hannah is a chatter-box, like Kendall, and Josh is more reserved, like Tyler (also Josh & Tyler are way taller than us girls but hey, we don't care! :P). We could not wait to start documenting their love and learning more about their life together. 

During their engagement session, at the lovely Norris Dam State park, they brought along the most important member of the family-their insanely cute Husky, Mia! She was THE sweetest and maybe the most hyper (lol) pupster ever! We loved running around with her and getting tons of kisses! When we got Hannah & Josh alone, that true connection started showing. They made this session SO easy and SO fun! We could not stop laughing. At one point we had Hannah wispher "sweet nothings" into Josh's ear and she said "Let's get tacos after this." Seriously, they are #couplesgoals. I mean, after being together for 8 YEARS, if you don't still enjoy running, dancing, twirling and fake-laughing together then are you even meant to be?!